Acrylic painting Breakup (The Shoreman) by KELLY LEICHERT

Breakup (The Shoreman)

acrylic and beach sand on canvas
3 panels each 24 x 30

There are a couple weeks on Last Mountain Lake which is my favorite place where the ice breaks up and forms a sort of sculpture garden on the shore. A special but a time of uncertainty even destruction. 

This painting started on the shore as a plein air work in the summer with the beach sand mixed in the paint. It was altered in the winter within the studio. A year or so later, I remember the great breakup in 2014 on the lake with the water at record levels. So the picture changed and also stayed the same.